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ON right eye, the outer part of the (to the right of the

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ON right eye, the outer part of the white (to the right of the pupil ) is red and looks swollen, but does not hurt or itch.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Dr. Rick :

In the vast majority of cases, sub conjunctival hemorrhage is nothing to worry about. It is usually not a sign of any serious condition but rather is just a small broken blood vessel in the conjunctiva that looks much worse than it really is.

No treatment is necessary. Think of a subconjunctival hemorrhage as a bruise. The reason it looks so red (some people say it looks like a piece of raw meat) is that the skin on your eye is very thin so the underlying blood shows through easily. On your arm, for instance, a bruise looks blue/purple because the overlying skin is thick, blocking the red color of the blood.

Like a bruise elsewhere a subconjunctival hemorrhage will slowly go away over the course of a couple of weeks. It may spread around the globe some and change colors as it clears. This is nothing to be concerned about.

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Dr. Rick :

My pleasure to help. Have a good day.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help your wife.
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